Deputy mayor de­cides to run for Bon­av­ista council again

The Packet (Clarenville) - - EDITORIAL - BON­AV­ISTA, N.L. jonathan.par­sons@thep­acket.ca Twit­ter: @je­j­par­sons

The Town of Bon­av­ista’s cur­rent deputy mayor, Doug Rob­bins, says he wants to con­tinue on council for a third term af­ter the up­com­ing mu­nic­i­pal elec­tion.

Rob­bins says while many peo­ple have been ask­ing if he would be in­ter­ested in mak­ing a bid for mayor, and — as deputy mayor these past sev­eral years — he en­joyed fill­ing in for cur­rent mayor Betty Fitzger­ald on oc­ca­sion, but he wants to try for council again in­stead.

“I just don’t want to give it up yet,” Rob­bins told The Packet last Wed­nes­day.

Bon­av­ista’s of­fi­cial nom­i­na­tion date for can­di­dates is on Sept. 5.

“I like to help peo­ple. If peo­ple have their con­cerns I like to bring it to the ta­ble,” he said.

Rob­bins says he’s al­ways been a vol­un­teer for the town — for 52 years, in fact — and he’s look­ing for­ward to a pos­si­ble four more years. He is also well known as the for­mer sta­dium manager for the town for 28 years, un­til he re­tired eight years ago.

The mu­nic­i­pal elec­tions in towns around the province will be on Tuesday, Sept. 26.

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